Louis Sachar

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Birthday
20, 1954
Birthplace
Long Island, NY
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1954 (age 63)
Birthplace
Long Island, NY

About

Acclaimed children's author of the Sideways Stories from Wayside School book series. He is also known for his 1998 book, Holes, which won both the U.S. National Book Award and the Newbery Medal.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in Economics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1976. During his undergraduate years, he student taught at a local elementary school, an experience that inspired his career in children's fiction.

Trivia

His 1992 book, Monkey Soup, was illustrated by artist Cat Bowman Smith.

Family Life

He was born in East Meadow, New York. He and his wife, Carla Askew, became parents to a daughter named Sherre.

Associated With

His book, Holes, inspired a Hollywood film starring Shia LaBeouf.